This guide will identify some possible causes that may require updating the error codec. Next, I will describe several possible ways to try to solve this problem. Quicktime has a number of other formats like MP4 and an H.264 variant, but MOV is best for the alpha channel. Note that using Quicktime may require manual installation of format support.
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Posted on January 28, 2013 2:32 PM
How do I fix the QuickTime codec error?
I have a few 2008 movies marked .mov, but now I get a QuickTime error: “Cannot open document XXXXXX. The required codec is not available. ”
These films were shown in QuickTime about a month ago.
All the folders in which these movies were recorded are in 4 folders, 2 folders in one folder. All files at each level were encrypted with Stuffit Deluxe, a version dating from around 2008, and decrypted with the newer Stuffit Deluxe 10.x. Other films that are NOT .mov and that are the same as .mov films will continue to work.
When I click on a thumbnail, it launches “It”.
How can I solve this problem?
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I checked “More details” and found no solution.
What Is QuickTime?
QuickTime is a proprietary extensible media environment developed by Apple Inc. that can handle a variety of digital video, image, audio, panoramic, and interactivity formats (see Wikipedia article).It is important here to be able to expand the formats supported by the framework by installing new codecs.
QuickTime comes with a number of popular and versatile codecs natively, including H.264, DV, JPEG, MPEG4 video, and more. However, most professional and specialized codecs need to be installed separately.
Method 1. Download The K-Lite Codecs
Windows Media Player is included with Windows. Since this is a standard application, it lacks several codecs required to play various video formats like .3gp, mov, etc. To fix this problem, download the codecs.
To download the codec for MOV files, click (here). After downloading the codec pack, run and install it. When installing codecs, be sure to disable third-party software.The software included in the codec package. Restart your computer and try to play the .MOV file in Windows Media Player.
Method 2: Via Media Player Classic
If you don’t want to download codecs, you can use Media Player Classic, a very lightweight media player that can play many media files easily, including MOV files. It is a standalone utility that does not install or run right away. To download it, click here. After downloading the file, unzip it (since it was compressed into a zip file), then double-click the mplayerc.exe file to run it.